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05/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Midnight in Moscow

“Wait for me by moonlight,
watch for me by moonlight,
I'll come to thee by moonlight,
though hell should bar the way.”

-  Alfred Noyes
(16 Sept 1880 - 28 June 1958)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This will be our last day in this particular series of recalling 1962. 

   In honor of that,  I had mentioned to our Wizard of Wonderment,     Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA. that I would really have liked a copy of Midnight in Moscow, and once again, PRESTO, he found it!

   Thank you so much, David! It's just super!


    Happy Birthday today to   Billy Turner ('65) of TX!

   Tomorrow, another one of my classmates,   Pauline Collins Shofner ('65) of VA, will also be celebrating that same Major Birthday!

   And Happy Birthday wishes on Saturday to    Susie Overton Jones' ('63) husband, Tom Jones (WHS - '60) of AL!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!

  From Me ('65) of NC - 04/09/07 (continued - Part 5):

   Every now and then I receive something in the mail which just blows me away.  This Monday afternoon such a package was delivered to my door. It was a large scrapbook entitled, "Monotony of Winning", containing primarily Typhoon sports clippings from 1962 to 1965.  I'm still speechless.

    From Marcus C. Higgins ('65) of AZ - 04/09/07:

   The1962 football news clippings preserved by Marcus are now all placed here - along with this one which I had somehow previously neglected to scan:

"... The Typhoon Marching Band beats the cadence..."

   This one, of course, required double placement:

 - For some reason I had originally colored this page in shades of grey (?!?)  I painted it in colors now - Typhoon colors, at that.

   For that matter, so this clipping also required double placement, so now it has it as well:

Sunday, November 25, 1962
Rival Head Cheerleaders Judy Horton ('63) and Jean Clodfelter (HHS - '63)

   Thanks again, Marcus!


   I was visiting the Class of 1962 web page recently, and saw that its webmistress,     Brenda Amos Williams ('62) of VA, had posted a list of their Missing Classmates:

   And because I've made one of these for several other classes for inclusion on our site, and because I harbor tender feelings for the Class of 1962, I made one for them as well:

      - brand new page

   I hope that by posting this, we will be able to solicit your help in finding more and more of these people.  And please, if you see yourself or someone you know on there, please contact Brenda and let her know your whereabouts! 

   And thanks to the Class of 1962 for all their help and inspiration to me over the years.  Without them, this site would not exist!


 - brand new page!

      - brand new page!

From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 04/30/07 - "FRIENDSHIP QUOTES":

~ Friendship quotes and proverbs ~

1. Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant.

2. How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend.
-William Rostler

3. "A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."
- Arabian Proverb

4. "Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes."

5. " A friend always has your back."

6. "Never let a difference of opinion destroy a friendship."

7. "The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb."
- German Proverb

8. "Life without a friend is like death without a witness."
- Spanish Proverb

9. "A friend is one who walks in when others walk out"
Walter Winchell

10. "A cheerful friend is like a sunny day spreading brightness all around."
- John Lubcock ( English Astronomer )

- OLD IRISH QUOTE "The only unsinkable ship is FRIENDSHIP."

12. "The best gifts you can give a friend is unconditional love and your time."

13.  "It is better to be in chains with friends , than to be in a garden with strangers."
-Persian Proverb

14. "To be a  friend, one has to develop the art of listening."

15. "Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life."

   Thanks, Shari!

  From Renee Helterbran Benton ('59) of VA - 05/01/07:

This will keep your attention for a few moments and put things into perspective.. You have got to listen to this song!
In March, 2005, this song was performed at a Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it!

Sadly, major radio stations wouldn't play it because it was considered politically incorrect.  Consequently, the song was never released to the public!  If this song speaks to your heart, share it with friends and loved ones.

Then let us cease being the silent majority and join together as Americans!

Click here -----------> Diamond Rio Song

     Thanks, Renee!   We've posted this before, but it's such a goody!

  From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 05/01/07 - "re: Nantucket @ Kohl's":

Hi Carol ... didja melt down because (1) the thought of me made you swoon, (2) you went out in the rain, and you're so sweet you melted, or (3) just one of those days???

   WILD GIGGLES!!!  Actually, Tommee, it's been one of those years!  Sometimes as the months drag on and on (and we just hit Month #10 and I see no pleasant ending in sight), the financial strain just gets to me more than at other times, and my peace of mind has all but disintegrated, my ability to concentrate leaves me, and I start to unravel.....

The Nantucket collection is waaay cool ... fortunately there is a new Kohl's in Newport News (Jefferson Avenue near Denbigh ... you know ... in the heart of the socio-economic center of the city, formerly known as waaaay out in the sticks of Warwick county). Have to get me some, cuz one can never have enough Crab stuff around the house (hush, 
  Dave Whitley ('67 - of VA) .... I just know you have a comeback to that!).

   Oh, GOODY - I can hardly wait!

Speaking of HHS stuff ... last Friday at the American Red Cross "Dress Down Under" fundraiser at Mariners' Museum ... I bought an item in the silent auction that now has a home in the Hampton collection ... an Oakland Raiders football autographed by Ronald Curry (HHS '98, UNC '02) who started as varsity quarterback all four of his high school years and set a lot of VHSL scoring records, was part of the 40 game winning streak (1995 - 1997), and helped the Crabbers win three state football championships in a row (1995 - 1997).

   WOWZERS!!!  Congratulations, Babe!

Now that I have 'crabjacked' a chunk of your newsletter .... I return you now to the Blue and Gold memory machine already in progress :-).


   Thanks, Tom!


1. Saturday, May 5, 2007 - Newport News Special Day - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2. Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 60th Birthday Party for the Class of 1965 - OPEN TO ALL NNHS CLASSES

3. Saturday, August 4, 2007 - Typhoon Informal Reunion - NNHS CLASS OF 1960

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7 - 9, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1957

5. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 31 - September 2, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1967

6. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21 - 23, 2007 - NNHS CLASS OF 1962; FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN TO NNHS CLASSES OF 1960 - 1965

7. Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Evelyn Fryer Fish's Buckroe Beach (Pot Luck) Birthday Party for Everyone - OPEN TO ALL

8. Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2008 - NNHS CLASS OF 1958


   Reunion information is ALWAYS posted very near the top on the front page, and on the Reunion Page section:

   Henceforth, it will be repeated here, lest you forget:
The NNHS Class of 1965
will celebrate their 60th Birthdays
  on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Shelter #12 at Newport News Park on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.   This will be an open event with all NNHS classes welcome. 
If you haven't yet reached 60, it will afford an opportunity to practice.  If you have, you can act like Jack Benny
and move back a few years.  No matter the case, all are welcome.
It's never too early to make plans, so mark your calendar today and we'll follow up shortly with further information. 
  We look forward to seeing you in June!

 CONTACT: Dave Arnold at or call him at 757-618-6646.


The NNHS Class of 1960
will hold a
Typhoon Informal Reunion
on Saturday, August 4th, 2007, at 3:00 PM
at the Beach home of Mary Ann Edwards Elliot,
504 West Ocean View, Norfolk, VA

Afternoon into evening beach party with covered dish dinner
$15.00 per person
For information/reservations, please contact:
Karen Weinstein Witte
14314 Wadsworth Dr. Odessa, FL  33556


The NNHS Class of 1967
will hold its 40-Year Reunion on Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 31, 2007 -
Friday by the Fountain, City Center/Social, at Red Star Tavern

Saturday, September 1, 2007 -
Buffet Dinner/Dance, The Omni Hotel, Newport News

Sunday, September 2, 2007 -
Omni Sunday Brunch

More information will follow in June.

CONTACTS:; Wanda - 757-867-9070;
or Melissa - 757-874-0094

The NNHS Class of 1962
will hold its 45-Year Reunion
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 21, 22 and 23, 2007 at the Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.

Suites will be available that will include breakfast
on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Brenda's 1962 Web Page:


The NNHS Class of 1957 
is planning its 50-Year Class Reunion,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
September 7, 8 and 9, 2007
at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, VA.

More details to follow!

The NNHS Class of 1958
is planning its 50th Anniversary Reunion,

Friday and Saturday, May 16 -17, 2008.

The Noble Gathering


   From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 04/27/07 - "to make you smile... (#3 in a series of 23)":


I thought folks might enjoy some of these photos as we have so many animal lovers.


Sights you may not see in a lifetime

   I think that's aptly titled!  Thanks, Dave!


   Next Issue: ?!?

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Midnight in Moscow


Stillness in the grove, not a rustling sound
Softly shines the moon, clear and bright
Dear, if you could know
How I treasure so
This most beautiful Moscow night.

"Midnight in Moscow" midi courtesy of,
located through the genius of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/28/07
Thanks so much, Dave!

"Midnight in Moscow" lyrics courtesy of,
located through the genius of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/28/07
Again, thank you so much, Dave!

"Moscow at Midnight" Image courtesy of - 05/01/07

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Animated Black Sparkles Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Rolling on the Floor Laughing Boy courtesy of - 04/06/05

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